Grateful Dead Live at Hershey Park Stadium on 1985-06-28
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Cold Rain & Snow-> Promised Land, Ramble On Rose, Down In The Bottom, I Ain't Superstitous-> Bird Song-> Comes A Time-> Deal
The Music Never Stopped-> Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> I Need A Miracle-> Morning Dew-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Day Job
Rained throughout show; Jerry wore a blazer over his usual T-shirt.
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|Cold Rain And Snow ->|
|Ramble On Rose|
|I Ain't Superstitious -> Down In The Bottom|
|Bird Song ->|
|Comes A Time ->|
|The Music Never Stopped ->|
|Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues|
|Estimated Prophet ->|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|I Need A Miracle ->|
|Morning Dew ->|
|Throwing Stones ->|
|Not Fade Away|
|Keep Your Day Job|
-- Disc change is seamless
-- Dozens of flaws cleaned up
-- There is some PA static in the 2nd set that I could not remove
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- 2010-04-21 06:04:31
- CD -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
- Hershey, PA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Hershey Park Stadium
Subject: bread crumb
Hey, more power to ya if you enjoyed this rainy day - I myself will largely stick with any of the myriad other beauties of June/July '85: Saratoga, Coyahoga, Cincinnati, The Greek, Merriweather, Ventura....etc. etc.
Subject: cold and wet
Charlie Miller has done it again- brought all the music back. Thank you!
Subject: great SBD
Nobody took my ticket; a guy said "please, I came all the way from california," and I slid it through the fence. He said "sucker!" Well, I didn't need the ticket, but this was an introduction to the seamier side of the scene. I was like 15 and thought all hippies were nice to each other, like Blair Jackson said they were.
Somebody said about this SBD that it's so clean you can hear the crossovers snap. it's pretty good!
The parts of the show I remember best are the Music Never Stopped, which seemed really inspired, to open the second set, and Phil trying to steamroll Bobby out of space into the Other One. Plus the Dew, and "jerry in red", plus a blazer. A good look, but it portended ill health.
This was very strong show in a good year, despite garcia's near-death experiences and ragged voice. He still played well.
Subject: Kermit rides again.
TMNS starts off the second set after a few words from Bobby, and its off to the races again. Brent sounds a little higher in the mix during the second set, but not too high to put me off. They pull off the opener nicely and then they meander into Tom Thumb, which I really liked. The slow, weird time of this one really made it for me. In addition to Phil dropping cone splitting bombs all over this Park, he also does this one justice. Sweet job Phil! Next we have Estimated>Terrapin>.Drums>Space which starts off pretty good with some heavy vocals from Bobby, but it really loses its way during Terrapin..I thin Jerry misses two complete verses and I think Bobby may have woke him up abruptly for the second time around on the chorus. Drums and Space were just that and that part of the combo was really weak. Terrapin really killed it. I mean, Brent had his moments but they were not enough to keep this stinker from reeking up the place. That’s OK though because when they melt back into Miracle bobby really brings it..Strong!! I don’t ever really care for Miracle but this one delivers. Out of Miracle, we have the best and most emotional part of the show which is Dew. Man, I cant imagine what that was like hearing live. I was blown away by this Dew and for very good reason. His shot, almost sad sounding voice coupled with his heavy riffs make this an emotional roller coaster. Great Dew. Loved it. Throwin was kinda a disappointment after the beautiful Dew, and the NFA wound this one up nicely. The encore was Day Job, and I have to admit that song confuses me. Its like this hoky little melody that almost seems like it’s a joke or something. I have no idea how that song was ever taken seriously by the band nor why they played it so much during this time frame.
So, my thoughts…This was a very good show by any standard. I think for ’85, it’s a remarkable show. I just have a hard time listening to Jerry when he sounds so awful. His playing for the most part was hot on this night, but he sounded like Kermit close to death most of the time. Comes a Time and Dew both really got me, and so did this show for the most part. Set aside the abysmal Terrapin sequence, and this woulda been one of the greats. I just have to mention Phil’s influence real quick on this one. His bomb dropping throughout was a big factor in Jerry’s performance I think. It always seems to me when Phil has a really good show, Jerry does too. I think that was the case here and Jerry gave it pretty much everything he had on this evening. They both sounded wonderful. I am recommending this and giving it an B. I bet this one was great live! Cheers!
I prefer the SPAC or MPP myself, but this is very close to a 4 star show for me which gets rounded up.
Subject: i need a miracle
Subject: SWEET AS CHOCHOLATE!!!